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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Skin Injury From Scratching (Overview)

Scratching is one form of skin injury caused as a result of the aggressive force used upon outer layers of the skin. Skin injuries are associated with mechanical, thermal and environmental causes.


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Can scratching from eczema cause bruising?

Can scratching from eczema cause bruising?

Yes: If you scratch an area you can get it bruised. Aspirin and other anticoagulant medications can also cause bruising. Eczema in general does not bruise, however people do get hyperpigmentation after the eczema has resolved. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
7 doctors shared insights

Skin Injury From Scratching (Overview)

Scratching is one form of skin injury caused as a result of the aggressive force used upon outer layers of the skin. Skin injuries are associated with mechanical, thermal and environmental causes.


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Can scratching skin allergies cause permanent skin damage?

Can scratching skin allergies cause permanent skin damage?

Possible, unlikely: Chronic skin conditions that cause itch and subsequent scratching can usually be treated, and if they are treated adequately, the skin can often heal. ...Read more

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Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

Won't prevent scar: But it will soften the area and help make it less noticeable. Normal insect bites shouldn't scar unless scratched open if this is a problem too try putting some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on and covering with band aid. If you are dark pigmented and have dark scars try fade cream but don't use it close to your eyes. ...Read more

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Itchy peeling skin from tanning bed possible?

Itchy peeling skin from tanning bed possible?

Sunburn: If you are using a tanning bed and are getting the symptoms you describe then this is probably a sunburn, plain and simple. Of course, as a dermatologist, i would recommend against tanning beds. If you are getting these symptoms then you are basically burning your skin just as if you were being exposed to sunlight. ...Read more

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Help heal red raw skin from picking my acne?

Help heal red raw skin from picking my acne?

Don't Touch: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

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Can broken skin from scratching be due to a yeast infection?

Can broken skin from scratching be due to a yeast infection?

Doubtful: You may have a yeast infection causing you to scratch, and if you scratch too vigorously you can break the skin, but one does not necessarily have anything directly due to the other. ...Read more

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How to heal broken skin from a pimple?

How to heal broken skin from a pimple?

Clindamycin : Topical Clindamycin is helpful for treating a pimple. The skin should heal on its own. If your pimple isn't healing, see your doc bc non healing papules can be something more insidious. ...Read more

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How would I cause a raised skin bump or skin irritation just by scratching?

How would I cause a raised skin bump or skin irritation just by scratching?

It triggers rashes: Scratching of the skin can trigger eczematous rashes, it damages the skin and can result in bumps and rashes.It also depends on what caused the scraching, as allergies and eczema makes you scratch and this makes the rash worse and there is a vicious cycle and you need meds to stop the ithch to help the patient. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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Is my skin red from rosacea or from acne?

See a dermatologist: to determine what skin conditions you have and how to differentiate from them. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of scars from scratching skin?

How can you get rid of scars from scratching skin?

Wound care: In short this means good wound care which means keeping the area clean and moist during the healing period. Avoidance of inflammation and sun exposure is also key. Topicsl silicone gels may also help. ...Read more

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How to heal sores on delicate skin and delicate skin areas?

How to heal sores on delicate skin and delicate skin areas?

Many options: Maintain good hygiene , clean sores with peroxide/antibiotic cream/ eat healthy foods-fruits & veggies, take multivitamins / vitamin c, may need antibiotic tablets if it becomes pussy etc if its recurrent get checked for diabetes or immunodeficiency. Go see your primary dr for a thorough evaluation! ...Read more

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How to stop scalp skin from flaking?

How to stop scalp skin from flaking?

Rotate Shampoos: Start rotating over-the-counter shampoos daily that have the following ingredients: ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione and/or salicylic acid. If that does not help, the next step would be an evaluation by a dermatologist for a possible prescription topical. ...Read more

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Is skin discoloration due to eczema cause by steroids or long term scratching?How do I remove skin discoloration without hurting my skin?

Is skin discoloration due to eczema cause by steroids or long term scratching?How do I remove skin discoloration without hurting my skin?

Steroids: Steroids can cause skin discoloration if you use incorrect potency for certain areas.Darker skin are more prone to have skin discoloration. Be sure to see a doctor to get proper potency cream/ointment for certain areas.Of rash. With long term scratching, your skin can get thickening , may .Leave scar, longer to respond., so try not to scratch if you can.With time, discoloration can get better. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Scratching (Definition)

Scratching = rubbing ...Read more